Environment and Sustainability

A carefully curated collection of films exploring pressing environmental issues and inspiring viewers to make a difference. From eye-opening documentaries to compelling narratives, each film offers valuable knowledge and insights to empower change.

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The Environment and Sustainability collection includes the following titles:

At the Gates Of Hell, Ep. 05 - Threatened - Brazilian Amazon

Amenazados - Amazonia brasileña
Documentary, Series Spain
In parts of the Amazon, protecting your ancestral land can be a death sentence. We meet with the environmental heroes and those who will do anything to get their hands on these resources.

Cacu: A Change for Life

Cacú: un cambio por la vida
Documentary Dominican Republic
With electrifying images, Cacu: A Change for Life follows five fishermen from Manresa, a poor neighborhood to the West of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, as they learn from marine biologist Omar Shamir Reynoso's one-of-a-kind plan to protect nesting sea turtles.

Carretera Cartonera: Discover the World of Cartonera Publishers

Carretera cartonera
Documentary Italy
Carretera Cartonera travel across Latin America to understand Cartonera book production. What they find is a diverse and vast array of citizens and cooperatives committed to using literary production as a means of fighting for social justice, economic equality, and a more sustainable world.

Cerro Rico Tierra Rica

Cerro rico, tierra rica
Documentary Bolivia, Colombia, United States
The rituals of two mining communities are observed in this striking and unsparing portrait of life and work in Bolivia's altiplano. A strong denunciation of the hardships and alienation inherent in mining work while underscoring its impact on the native population.

Crossing the Andes, Ep. 03 - Technological Paradise

Paraíso tecnológico
Documentary, Series The Netherlands
Stef Biemans travels to Argentina’s southernmost tip, and discovers an impressive electronics industry among the penguins. What is this growth doing to the mountains surrounding the town?

Crossing the Andes, Ep. 06 - The Mother of Colombia

La madre de Colombia
Documentary, Series The Netherlands
Stef Biemans journeys down one of Colombia’s main waterways: the Magdalena River. With new roads and bridges being constructed, what will progress destroy?

Eternal Amazon

Amazônia eterna
Documentary Brazil
A critical analysis of how the world’s largest tropical rainforest is understood and utilized. The film asks whether it is possible for humans to make sustainable use the Amazon by featuring nine successful projects that directly benefit the local population and foster good economic partnerships.

From the Land to Your Table

¿Qué culpa tiene el tomate?
Documentary, Experimental Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Venezuela
From the Land to Your Table shows the perspectives of seven Ibero-American filmmakers as they capture the conditions and cultural diversity of popular produce markets in their individual countries.

I Girl

Yo niña
Drama, Fiction Argentina
Based on the director’s autobiographical experiences, I Girl follows Armonía, a little girl who lives in the desolated landscapes of Argentina’s south with her hippie parents.

I Travel Because I Have to I Come Back Because I Love You

Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo
Documentary, Experimental, Romance, Fiction Brazil
In this award-winning and hauntingly melancholic film, geologist José Renato travels to Sertão, an isolated region in Northeastern Brazil, to assess possible routes for a canal. For many, the canal will be a source of hope, but for those living on its direct course it only means requisitions, departure, and loss.

Illicit Trade, Ep. 01 - Fossils

Fósiles
Documentary, Series Chile
The most complete fossil bird in the world was found in Germany. It’s six meters wide and was trafficked from Caldera, a town in Chile that survived the fishing crisis by the sale of fossils.

Illicit Trade, Ep. 02 - Chinchorro Mummies

Chinchorro
Documentary, Series Chile
When a city is built on top of a cemetery, children play with skulls, and their parents become tomb robbers. For decades, Arica has been the center of self-taught archaeologists and foreign buyers.

Illicit Trade, Ep. 03 - Vicuña

Vicuña
Documentary, Series Chile
Vicuña wool is the most expensive animal fiber in the world. The Aymara community sits at 5,000 meters above sea level, and considers them sacred animals, trying to manage them in a sustainable way.

Illicit Trade, Ep. 04 - Meteorites

Meteoritos
Documentary, Series Chile
In Chile, the search and sale of meteorites is unregulated. When the first specimen from Mars is discovered, it is taken to France in search of the highest bidder.

Illicit Trade, Ep. 05 - Alerce

Alerce
Documentary, Series Chile
A container of reddish wood was found in the port of San Francisco— Alerce, one of the most protected species on Earth. It could only come from Chile, where logging has brought it near extinction.

Illicit Trade, Ep. 06 - Oriflama

Oriflama
Documentary, Series Chile
It is estimated that there are about two thousand shipwrecks on the coasts of Chile. This is the story of a battle for the treasures of one of them.

Martírio

Documentary Brazil
Filmed over the course of 40 years, indigenous expert and filmmaker Vincent Carelli seeks out the origins of the Guaraní Kaiowá genocide. A conflict of disproportionate forces: the peaceful and obstinate insurgency of the dispossessed Guaraní Kaiowá against the powerful apparatus of agribusiness.

Plastic Killer

Fiction, Comedy, Science Fiction Spain
Amparo survives in an old deserted haberdashery with Carmela, a plastic bag which she considers her own daughter.

Sealed Cargo

Carga sellada
Drama, Comedy, Fiction Bolivia, France, Mexico, Venezuela
A lively rejoinder to Bolivia's status as a dumping ground for the world's industrial waste. Rich in symbolism and in spirit, Sealed Cargo is a terrific ride through the seldom-seen Altiplano and a potent reminder of what really matters.

Secrets from Putumayo

Segredos do Putumayo
Documentary Brazil
A documentary about the man widely considered to be the pioneer of international human rights inquiries, Roger Casement (1864-1916). His work in Africa, Brazil, and his native Ireland still has repercussions today.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 01 - A Brief Introduction to Solidarity Economy

Breve introdução à economia solidária
Documentary, Series Brazil
From small associations to large industrial cooperatives, Solidarity Planet travels throughout Brazil to show solidarity economy enterprises in the city and in the countryside.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 02 - Agricultural Cooperation

Cooperação agrícola
Documentary, Series Brazil
From agrarian reform to solidarity economy.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 03 - Agribusiness

Agroindústria
Documentary, Series Brazil
Solidarity economy and agricultural productivity.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 04 - Recovered Companies

Empresas recuperadas
Documentary, Series Brazil
From small associations to large industrial cooperatives, Solidarity Planet travels throughout Brazil to show solidarity economy enterprises in the city and in the countryside.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 05 - Solidarity Finance

Finanças solidárias
Documentary, Series Brazil
Subverting the capitalist experience.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 06 - Culture

Cultura
Documentary, Series Brazil
Cultural actions as a strategy for local, political and economic transformation.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 07 - Community-Based Tourism

Turismo de base comunitária
Documentary, Series Brazil
Defense of territory, identity and nature as a resistance strategy.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 08 - Solidarity Production Network

Rede de produção solidária
Documentary, Series Brazil
Produce and cooperate to prosper.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 09 - Responsible Consumption

Consumo responsável
Documentary, Series Brazil
Consumption as a political act.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 10 - Information Technology

Tecnologia da informação
Documentary, Series Brazil
Open source economy.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 11 - Public Policies

Políticas públicas
Documentary, Series Brazil
Public funding of the solidarity economy.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 12 - Selective Collection

Coleta seletiva
Documentary, Series Brazil
The residue of capitalism as a resource.

Solidarity Planet, Ep. 13 - Education

Educação
Documentary, Series Brazil
Solidarity economy as pedagogical praxis.

The Art of Cooking with Fire

Bittor Arginzoniz. Vivir en el silencio
Documentary Spain
Self-taught grill genius Bittor Arginzoniz shares his sources of inspiration and motivation in his world famous restaurant Asador Etxebarri in Spain.

The Deer

Oreina
Drama, Fiction Spain
Khalil is a rootless young man who lives in the city’s margins, spending his days with a poacher who shares a house with a brother he has not talked to for years. On the shores of the marsh, the tides mark the time for love and indifference, friendship and revenge.

The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet

El perro que no calla
Drama, Comedy, Fiction Argentina
An adventurous and bittersweet cinematic exploration of adulthood, love, loss, and fatherhood in a world rocked by a sudden catastrophe.

The Facilitator

El facilitador
Drama, Fiction, Thriller Chile, Ecuador, United States
A political thriller about human rights, The Facilitator is one of the most successful films to come out of Ecuador in the last few years.

The Good Life

La buena vida
Documentary Germany, Switzerland
Jairo Fuentes, a charismatic young Wayúu leader, fights to protect his community from displacement caused by the El Cerrejón coal mine's rapid expansion.

The Guardians

Documentary Mexico, United States
An indigenous Mexican community and millions of monarch butterflies are under threat of extinction in the ancient forest they call home.

The Kid Who Lies

El chico que miente
Drama, Fiction, Adventure Venezuela
An intimate tale of a young runaway in search of his disappeared mother, The Kid Who Lies works as a metaphor for those still suffering from the 1999 mudslide tragedy, a natural disaster that claimed more than 10,000 victims in the Vargas state of Venezuela.

The Path of the Shepherd

La senda del pastor
Documentary Spain
A journey through the vocation of six shepherds who see how the profession they love comes to an end.

This Stolen Country of Mine

Mein gestohlenes Land
Documentary Germany, Ecuador
Chinese mining in Ecuador’s mountains sets the stage for an epic battle between eco-guerrillas and a corrupt government in an intensely dramatic documentary.